Now, if this platinum piece is too precious and too pricey for you to wear day in and day out, there’s a version of the watch made in Grand Seiko’s special Brilliant Hard Titanium (the SBGW259) that’s more affordable and durable. Its rich blue dial is stunning, if a bit less versatile, hence my preference for the platinum version.

In platinum, $38,000; in gold, $26,000; in Brilliant Hard Titanium, $8,000; more here.